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HiRISE: Pitted material in large crater

Pitted material in large crater north of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Possible aqueous sediments in Hellas Planitia

Possible aqueous sediments in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Channel deposits on Hellas Planitia

Channel deposits on Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia

Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Complex terrain on floor of Hellas Planitia

Complex terrain on the floor of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: To great depths

Hellas is an ancient impact structure and is the deepest and broadest enclosed basin on Mars. It measures about 2,300 kilometers across and the floor of the basin, Hellas Planitia, contains the lowest elevations on Mars. The Hellas region can … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hellas Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 13, 2017. Today’s false color image shows plains in the northern part of Hellas Planitia. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Morning light on Reull Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 27, 2017. Today’s VIS image, made soon after local sunrise, shows a small portion of Reull Vallis. Reull Vallis is one of the major channels entering eastern Hellas Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Contact between two distinct types of bedrock northwest of Hellas Planitia

In this context image is an old degraded crater that has undergone a complex history of burial and erosion. The image shows a surface with at least two types of exposed bedrock, one that is light-toned and one that is … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels in crater NE of Hellas Planitia

Channels in crater northeast of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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